Among Us 2 cancelled as devs focus on original title

Despite first releasing back in 2018, social deduction game Among Us has recently seen a huge surge in popularity, with Steam concurrents increasing from a peak of 271 players in January to 388k in the last 30 days. According to developer Innersloth, the party game recently hit a concurrent player count of 1.5m across all platforms – so perhaps it’s little surprise that the devs no longer want to divide the player base with a sequel.

As explained via a blog post, developer Innersloth had plenty of internal debates over the future of Among Us, particularly given the original game’s codebase is outdated and not built to support new content. Due to the influx of new players, however, the team decided to focus all their efforts on supporting the current game and “tak[ing] it to the next level”, and so Among Us 2 has been cancelled.

“All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1,” Innersloth said. “This is probably the more difficult choice because it means going deep into the core code of the game and reworking several parts of it.

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